AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR THE ONLINE MONITORING AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS
The project envisages the monitoring of electricity consumption profiles and the improvement of energy efficiency in local government buildings (schools, hospitals, sport facilities). The installation of sensors (structural transformers), connected through online data transmission devices, will enable the monitoring of electricity consumption in real time seven days a week, including afternoons and weekends, year-round, as well as the identification of measures that will contribute to increasing savings and improving the energy management system. Open data will increase public awareness about energy efficiency and energy consumption, and will be used to improve the Energy Management Information System (EMIS), which is an energy management tool used by municipalities. Key users will be able to monitor electricity consumption in the buildings through a mobile app. Data sets that will be used include general data about the public buildings, their location, gross surface area, age of the building, the heating fuel used. The availability of information about electricity consumption to people who can influence this consumption is crucial for making energy savings. The facilitation and creation of an enabling environment for green and climate smart investments is another expected outcome of this project.